Find a Social Worker

Welcome to the ANZASW Directory for Social Workers.

In this Directory you will find ANZASW Members who have elected to make their details available to the public. This list is therefore not a definitive listing of all ANZASW members.

You search by location. Once you have identified a provider, you click on their name taking you to their details.

Please note that this Directory does not list people who are currently ineligible for membership of the ANZASW, or who currently have conditions on their membership/practice.

While the ANZASW strives for the highest professional standards we cannot vouch for the services of individual members.  If you have concerns regarding the conduct of an ANZASW member please refer to our Complaints Management Process for more information here>>.

If you wish to be added to this Directory please complete this form: https://anzasw.wufoo.com/forms/anzasw-social-work-services-part-1/

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Peter Robb

Mental Health – Depression & Suicide
Life Transition & Adjustment
Interpersonal Skills Development
Mentoring & Coaching

Vicki Hirst

Vicki has been in private practice, primarily as a professional supervisor, since 1996. She has been a trainer, lecturer, researcher, publisher and conference presenter in this field. Other work includes training, facilitation, consultation, investigating complaints, project work – reviewing and developing social services, selection panel member and mediation. Her qualifications and experience include social work, supervision, human resource management, leadership, management and organisational change and development. Vicki is also a past chair of the SWRB Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal and has held local branch leadership roles with ANZASW.

Jane Weggery

My name is Jane Weggery and I am both a qualified counsellor and qualified social worker. Currently I work as a counsellor three days a week at Compass Health, a Primary Health organisation where I work with young people and adults. I also offer Equine facilitated counselling, where horses partner with people in ground based activities to support people learn about themselves and grow – websites providing more information about this are; www.eagala.org and eponaquest.com/. My private practice is predominantly Equine facilitated work and I have the use of facilities in Pauatahanui and on the Kapiti Coast.
My work is Strength based and Solution Focused and I believe that people have the resources within themselves to effect change, the horses and I merely support people by facilitating the persons process and learning.

Karin Schaeper

I provide counselling in private practice (Christchurch and Rangiora) – have over 30 years of counselling experience- further information can be accessed on my website

Margaret Pack

I am a registered social worker with a background as a researcher and academic. My clinical practice over twenty years has included roles as a team leader, service developer in the mental health services and a specialist case manager in a national trauma unit (ACC Sensitive Claims). I have trained in Gestalt psychotherapy and have worked for the past five years in Australia as an associate professor and discipline leader. I am a published author with two books, five book chapters and 50 journal articles. I have expertise in trauma and recovery, clinical supervision and critical incident stress management. I design and facilitate workshops on clinician self care and vicarious traumatisation.

Rosemary Nash

For 45 years I have enjoyed using my knowledge of human and community development to support individual and family well being and to promote thriving communities. I live and work in Papakura, South Auckland where I appreciate the warmth and generosity of my community. I have worked as a social worker in Family Support agencies and for the South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network. since 206 I have been self employed offering supervision and mentoring, consultancy and training to social workers and social services. Non work interests include being in the outdoors- gardening or fishing; crafts, writing, and sustainability projects as well as being involved with my own family.

Sue Oakley

I am a clinical supervisor in private practice working from Newtown in Wellington. I supervise clients working across the social service sector, including social workers, nurses, youth workers, doctors, coordinators, community workers and parent educators. My clinical experience covers child, adolescent and family therapy, sexual abuse work with survivors and perpetrators, adult mental health, community work and group facilitation and adult education. I also enjoy working with GBLTIQ community. I mostly use models that are simple and derive from Aotearoa NZ such as the work of Mason Durie, Gay Puketapu-Andrews and Jonella Bird.
I have been providing external supervision since 2000

Madeleine Taylor

Madeleine Taylor is an experienced people skills consultant, having worked in social work and organisational development since 1982. She has been a parent educator since 1993. She is currently providing a range of training programmes such as Conflict Management, Negotiation skills, Managing Difficult Behaviour (Your own and other’s), Understanding the impact of Overindulgence, Facilitation Skills, Understanding Stress, Being Resilient, Grief and Loss and developing Emotional and Social Intelligence. Madeleine has been married to Wayne for 26 years, they have three sons.

Lana Doyle

A Registered Social worker with 20 years experience. Providing external supervision and social work services in the Hawkes Bay community. Professional individual Supervision; Peer Supervision; Live Supervision; Professional development training; Student supervision and support; Social Work Assessments and report writing; Solutions-focused support and intervention

Robyn Wilson

51 year old Pākehā Woman with good networks in the Bay Of Plenty. Trained in Social work at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa. Specialising in Family Violence and Abuse Intervention. Currently contracting as ACC Sensitive Claims Provider.

Bay of Plenty Waiariki

Trish Hanlen

I am a semi retired registered social worker and academic. My background includes both social work education in Tauranga and front line social work in Rotorua. Fields of social work practice included community development, elderly people and young mums group work, foster care, child protection(abuse and neglect), and management. I am actively involved in Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Inc., particularly the Bay of Plenty branch.

Robyn Wilson

51 year old Pākehā Woman with good networks in the Bay Of Plenty. Trained in Social work at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa. Specialising in Family Violence and Abuse Intervention. Currently contracting as ACC Sensitive Claims Provider.

Canterbury Otautahi

Karin Schaeper

I provide counselling in private practice (Christchurch and Rangiora) – have over 30 years of counselling experience- further information can be accessed on my website

Hawkes Bay

Lana Doyle

A Registered Social worker with 20 years experience. Providing external supervision and social work services in the Hawkes Bay community. Professional individual Supervision; Peer Supervision; Live Supervision; Professional development training; Student supervision and support; Social Work Assessments and report writing; Solutions-focused support and intervention

Otago

Graeme Warburton

I am a very experienced practitioner and teacher of Narrative Therapy which is my preferred approach. This approach uses ideas that are helpful in assisting people find new possibilities for their lives based on everything they know and have experienced. It strongly believes that people are not the problem but that the problem is the problem. Thinking that you are the expert in your own life I see my job as asking great questions and helping you out sort your own direction.

South Canterbury

Sarah Taylor

I have 35 years of social work experience working in primary and secondary mental health, physical health and care and protection work.
I am passionate about working with clients wanting to rebuild their life after a loss. In 2017 I completed training with Christina Rasmussen at the Life Reentry Institute to use this method with clients to reenter their life after loss.
This training is based on neuro science. My partner died in 2016 and I experienced this method for myself and later went on to do the first training offered.
I have been working as a clinical supervisor for the past 24 years.
I live in Geraldine, South Canterbury. I use Zoom to work with clients out of the area.

Tai Tokerau Northland

Tamaki Makaurau Auckland

Peter Robb

Mental Health – Depression & Suicide
Life Transition & Adjustment
Interpersonal Skills Development
Mentoring & Coaching

Vicki Hirst

Vicki has been in private practice, primarily as a professional supervisor, since 1996. She has been a trainer, lecturer, researcher, publisher and conference presenter in this field. Other work includes training, facilitation, consultation, investigating complaints, project work – reviewing and developing social services, selection panel member and mediation. Her qualifications and experience include social work, supervision, human resource management, leadership, management and organisational change and development. Vicki is also a past chair of the SWRB Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal and has held local branch leadership roles with ANZASW.

Rosemary Nash

For 45 years I have enjoyed using my knowledge of human and community development to support individual and family well being and to promote thriving communities. I live and work in Papakura, South Auckland where I appreciate the warmth and generosity of my community. I have worked as a social worker in Family Support agencies and for the South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network. since 206 I have been self employed offering supervision and mentoring, consultancy and training to social workers and social services. Non work interests include being in the outdoors- gardening or fishing; crafts, writing, and sustainability projects as well as being involved with my own family.

Wellington Wairarapa

Jane Weggery

My name is Jane Weggery and I am both a qualified counsellor and qualified social worker. Currently I work as a counsellor three days a week at Compass Health, a Primary Health organisation where I work with young people and adults. I also offer Equine facilitated counselling, where horses partner with people in ground based activities to support people learn about themselves and grow – websites providing more information about this are; www.eagala.org and eponaquest.com/. My private practice is predominantly Equine facilitated work and I have the use of facilities in Pauatahanui and on the Kapiti Coast.
My work is Strength based and Solution Focused and I believe that people have the resources within themselves to effect change, the horses and I merely support people by facilitating the persons process and learning.

Margaret Pack

I am a registered social worker with a background as a researcher and academic. My clinical practice over twenty years has included roles as a team leader, service developer in the mental health services and a specialist case manager in a national trauma unit (ACC Sensitive Claims). I have trained in Gestalt psychotherapy and have worked for the past five years in Australia as an associate professor and discipline leader. I am a published author with two books, five book chapters and 50 journal articles. I have expertise in trauma and recovery, clinical supervision and critical incident stress management. I design and facilitate workshops on clinician self care and vicarious traumatisation.

Sue Oakley

I am a clinical supervisor in private practice working from Newtown in Wellington. I supervise clients working across the social service sector, including social workers, nurses, youth workers, doctors, coordinators, community workers and parent educators. My clinical experience covers child, adolescent and family therapy, sexual abuse work with survivors and perpetrators, adult mental health, community work and group facilitation and adult education. I also enjoy working with GBLTIQ community. I mostly use models that are simple and derive from Aotearoa NZ such as the work of Mason Durie, Gay Puketapu-Andrews and Jonella Bird.
I have been providing external supervision since 2000

Madeleine Taylor

Madeleine Taylor is an experienced people skills consultant, having worked in social work and organisational development since 1982. She has been a parent educator since 1993. She is currently providing a range of training programmes such as Conflict Management, Negotiation skills, Managing Difficult Behaviour (Your own and other’s), Understanding the impact of Overindulgence, Facilitation Skills, Understanding Stress, Being Resilient, Grief and Loss and developing Emotional and Social Intelligence. Madeleine has been married to Wayne for 26 years, they have three sons.

Snita Ahir-Knight

I am a senior social worker with therapeutic skills in child and adolescent mental health (from the UK and NZ). I am motivated to enable others to help themselves by the use of a range of high level skills and competences. I also possess leadership skills which I successfully transferred from retail to my current career.